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Who Are the Eagles Scouting? November 2019 Edition

College football's regular season has come to an end, and the playoffs are right around the corner. As the college season comes to a close, it's important to know which games Eagles scouts were seen at so fans can get an idea of who the team might be trying to draft come April. Below is where scouts were visibly seen at during November's college football schedule, and which players they may have had a close eye on:


**If you need a refresher here are the games Eagles scouts attended in September and attended in October**

•November 2nd - Oregon vs. USC

Oregon

Troy Dye LB | Senior | 6'4 225lbs

Dye is a pretty good coverage guy, but gets pretty shy at times when tackling. He has the athleticism to develop into a solid player overall though.


Current Projection: 2nd-3rd Round


Shane Lemieux OG | Senior | 6'6 316lbs

The Eagles are fine with their starting guards, but they need to find some depth because Halapoulivaaiti Vaitai and Matt Pryor are unknown commodities at this point on the inside. Lemieux can be someone the team tries to develop, especially since they're likely to have 10 picks in this draft.


Current Projection: Day 3 pick


Jacob Breeland TE | Senior | 6'5 237lbs

Of course the Eagles don't need a starting tight end or even a backup, but the team likes to run 12-personnel so much that they need an effective 3rd tight end on the roster just in case Zach Ertz or Dallas Goedert get injured. We already this problem happen in the Falcons game, when Doug Pederson was going to focus on 12-personnel most of the game on offense, but a pregame injury to Goedert led to the offense struggling because of not having a contingency plan. Breeland won't be a blocker at the next level, but he can be a decent pass-catcher and that's what the Eagles would use him for.


Current Projection: 4th Round


Deommodore Lenoir CB | Junior | 5'11 190lbs

If he declares, Lenoir should hear his name called pretty early, but he could always choose to stay and try to develop into a first-round pick. He has similar strengths and weaknesses to the current Eagles corners: great at being physical but can be duped on double moves or just get beat over top on vertical routes.


Current Projection: 3rd Round


Jake Hanson C | Senior | 6'5 307lbs

Jason Kelce was a late-round pick, so why not get his possible successor in the same manner? Kelce has stated he has already been contemplating retirement, so the Eagles need to be proactive this offseason in securing a legitimate backup for him, or else Carson Wentz will suffer. Hanson could be worth a flyer, but he's the polar opposite of Kelce in that he is slow and heavy-footed.


Current Projection: Day 3 pick

USC

Christian Rector DE | Senior | 6'4 270lbs

Rector has appeared in 36 games in his career, with 13 starts. He has registered 98 tackles, including 20 for losses (with 12 sacks), three passes defended, three fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble. He isn't that flashy, but he may turn into a solid prospect worth putting an investment in if the Birds want more depth at defensive end.


Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round


Michael Pittman WR | Senior | 6'4 220lbs

Pittman has appeared in 35 games in his collegiate career (17 starts). In those games, he has recorded 70 receptions for 1,244 yards (17.8 average) with eight touchdowns. His is also solid on special teams, adding 14 tackles and three blocked punts. In addition he also returned some kicks, totaling five punt returns for 156 yards (31.2 average) with one touchdown, as well as four kickoff returns for 31 yards (7.8 average). He'll get a shot to inprove his draft stock at this year's Senior Bowl. He could end up being who the Eagles thought they were getting in Mack Hollins: a tall receiver that can contribute both on offense and on special teams.


Current Projection: 4th Round

•November 9th - Maryland vs. Ohio State

Maryland

Antoine Brooks S | Senior | 5'11 215lbs

In 42 career college games, Brooks has racked up 231 tackles (27.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, 13 passes defended, four interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His sheer athleticism will allow for him to move all over the defensive backfield, and maybe even play close to the line of scrimmage on Sundays.


Current Projection: 4th Round


Keandre Jones OLB | Senior | 6'3 220lbs

In his first year at Maryland, Jones shined. In 12 games, he ended up with 74 tackles (15 for loss), seven sacks, three passes defended, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. His breakout year after leaving Ohio State should allow him to potentially hear his name early in the draft.


Current Projection: 3rd Round


Anthony McFarland RB | Sophomore | 5'9 198lbs

McFarland is a pure homer-run hitter out of the backfield, which is something the Eagles have been missing for quite some time. Miles Sanders has some of that ability, but if the Eagles wanted to add that special ability to their running back core, they can take a chance on McFarland somewhere on Day 3 of the Draft in April. In 22 games at Maryland, McFarland carried the ball 239 times for 1,636 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. He added 24 receptions for 199 yards and one receiving touchdown too.


Current Projection: Day 3 Pick

Ohio State

Jeffrey Okudah | CB | Junior | 6’1 201lbs

Stop reading if you’ve heard this before: an Ohio State Buckeye corner at the top of a draft board. If you’re still reading, Okudah is a top three or four corner expected to be drafted in 2020, and the Eagles certainly need help at the position. In 27 games, Okudah has 52 tackles and two fumble recoveries.


Current Projection: 2nd Round


Malik Harrison | ILB | Senior | 6'3 240lbs

The depth at the linebacker position for the Eagles is very faint, and with Nigel Bradham aging it seems wise to want to invest a pick on a defensive signal-caller, and Harrison is certainly a solid one. In 46 games, Harrison has 171 tackles (22 for loss), eight sacks, one interception and three fumble recoveries.


Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round


Jordan Fuller S | Senior | 6’2 205lbs

Replacing the aging safety position will be a top priority this offseason for the Eagles. Fuller is an all-around athlete, but needs to work on his tackling abilities in the open field. In 46 games, Fuller has recorded 203 tackles (5.5 for loss), five interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.


Current Projection: Day 3 Pick


Damon Arnette CB | Senior | 6’0 195lbs

Arnette has the ability to play outside corner and in the slot. He doesn't have blazing speed so it feels like he'd be the equivalent of Jalen Mills or Rasul Douglas in that he is good in the short-field game but a liability if needed to cover a deep threat. In 48 games, Arnette has registered 129 tackles (four for loss), five interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.


Current Projection: Day 3 Pick

Shaun Wade CB | Sophomore | 6’1 194lbs

Obviously with him being so young he might stay in school another year or two, but there is still a chance he declares for the 2020 draft. Most of his play comes in the slot, and he is a solid tackler and coverage guy. He'd definitely be intriguing for the Birds. In 22 games, Wade has come up with 46 tackles (three for loss), three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one blocked kick.


Current Projection: Day 3 Pick


K.J. Hill WR | Senior | 6’0 198lbs

He has the speed and quickness current healthy Eagles receivers don't have. He is also reliable and doesn't drop passes often. He is certainly someone the Eagles should have their eye on. In 47 games, Hill has caught 171 passes for 1,972 yards and 14 touchdowns.


Current Projection: Day 3 Pick


Baron Browning ILB | Junior | 6’4 230lbs

It is likely he stays in school to build up more film and develop more, but if he does declare he would basically be a lottery item since he hasn't been the exclusive guy for the Buckeyes inside. He could either develop into a star or never really learn new traits and fully develop his abilities. In 31 career games, Browning has compiled 62 tackles (11 for loss) and four sacks.


Current Projection: Day 3 Pick

•November 9th - LSU vs. Alabama

LSU

Grant Delpit | S | Junior | 6’3 203lbs

One of the top safety prospects in this year's draft, the Eagles would be wise to invest a high draft pick on a safety with both Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod on the wrong side of 30 by the time next season comes around. If Delpit gets better at tackling during his NFL development then he'll have practically no downfalls. In 37 games at LSU, he has 187 tackles (15 for loss), 31 passes defended, five sacks, eight interceptions, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.


Current Projection: 1st Round


Kristian Fulton CB | Senior | 6’0 200lbs

Even with his size, Fulton is not the best at 50/50 balls. Still, he sticks to his assignments like glue with his unmatched coverage skills. He will hear his name early in April, and the Eagles might need to invest in a high pick cornerback depending on how free agency unfolds.